Cagayan de Oro City – A total of forty (40) well-trained Tech-Voc graduates and trainees from the five provinces in Northern Mindanao region will participate in skills competition based on world standards during the 2015 Regional Skills Competition on August 17-18, 2015 led by the R-X Industry Skills Competition Foundation, Inc. (RISDCFI) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-10).
On August 17, 2015, the competition will be formally opened with the ceremonial cutting of the competition chain and the raising of the banners by the provincial competitors to be graced by Mr. Arsenio L. Sebastian III, the Interim President of RISDCFI.
The skills competition serves as the venue in recognizing the skills excellence of workers and tech-voc graduates and at the same time increases the awareness of the Filipinos on technical vocational education as a viable career path.
It is one of TESDA’s most effective social marketing and advocacy strategies that raise the bar of the skilled workforce and continuously strengthen the link between the tech-voc sector and the industry.
Mr. Sebastian stated that “the competition will definitely enhance cooperation among the government, industries or employers, workers organizations and training institutions and most especially will strengthen technical cooperation between Tech-Voc and the industry”.
The trade areas open for the competition are: Electronics, Graphic Design, Web Design/Mechatronics, Information Network Systems Administration, IT-Software Business Solutions, Information Network Cabling, Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Electrical Installation and Maintenance, Welding, Automobile Technology, Cooking, Restaurant Services, Beauty Therapy, Plumbing and Heating and Fashion Technology.
“We will continue the conduct of the skills competitions on an annual basis to continually lead the way for the career path of our trainees and graduates.” according to the TESDA-X Regional Director Edgar A. Sales.
The winners of each trade area will earn the opportunity to represent the region at the Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) to be held in September 2015. They will receive trophies, cash gifts, and certificates of recognition.
The competition is sought to inspire the youth to start embarking on acquiring a skill that will pave the way to a successful career.
–MARIGOLD CHERIE R. GARRIDO